Like any food product, herbs and spices are best consumed within a specific time frame. How long they last will differ depending on the herb or spice itself, whether it is ground or whole as well as how it is stored. Note that in most cases, you probably will not have to worry about spices […]
The word curry comes from the Tamil word kari, which means spiced sauce. It refers to dishes with a spicy gravy, which are common in Southern Indian cuisine. Curry powders are helpful for Non-Indian cooks who may not have a lot of experience working with Indian spices. They provide the spices in the correct amounts […]
Many people will say that the less seasoning you use on a steak, the more enjoyable it will be. The reality is that even a good cut of meat will need some seasoning if you want to maximize your enjoyment and the nutritional benefit that you get from it. You want simple seasoning so that […]
Cocoa powder is one of the two main ways to add chocolate flavor to dishes. Not only is chocolate flavor one of the most popular in existence, it is a versatile one as well. The food items you can make with it range from extremely simple desserts that can be thrown together in a few […]
When most people think about seasonings for spaghetti sauce, the herbs are usually the first things to come to mind. Basil and oregano are essential for spaghetti sauce, but spices are important as well. The list of spices that can show up in a spaghetti sauce recipe is varied. Some recipes can include more than […]
Like many products with limited shelf lives, spices require proper storage to ensure that they will still be usable when you need them. Spices go stale rapidly, even when stored correctly. What you will have left will be ground bark and seeds that are of little value. While proper storage includes the location in your […]
Sage is a versatile and highly aromatic herb. It is one of the hardier herbs and that hardiness allows you to preserve it in a multitude of ways – all which have various benefits to keeping sage’s flavor at the ready for months to come. Let’s review how to store sage for the freshest possible […]
Thyme is a hardy, versatile herb that remains as useful when preserved as it is when fresh. You can have the thyme taste year round if you use the right methods to preserve it. Let’s review how to store thyme for the freshest possible flavor.
Dill is a delicate herb that is popular for pickling and for cooking seafood. While fresh dill does not have a long shelf life, you can use the right storage methods to preserve it for longer periods. Let’s review how to store dill for the freshest possible flavor.
Mint is one of those herbs that can make a big difference in a dish; however, it may not be available all year round. In addition, it can have a relatively short shelf so you may find yourself throwing out much of the mint that you buy if you do not store it correctly. To […]